Dear Tina & friends~
Remember my teaser from the other day? Well, now that MAC99 is over I can share the whole painting with you. I really loved all the layers in this painting and how the beach balls and cabanas emerged as I painted. I have been inspired by the summer sunshine, time on the water and beachy, summer songs. Presently I have been going a little crazy for the Zac Brown Band and Kenny Chesney. Although they are country singers you can feel the summer vibe and perhaps a little Jimmy Buffett influence going on with songs like “summertime“ “toes” & “coastal“. Although I don’t sail I included a sailboat because I love seeing the sailboats on the water and watching the way they move with the waves and the wind.
Here are some of the 99 paintings that were donated by the many talented artists. I was proud to be among them and loved seeing how unique each one was. Millie’s awesome painting was hung just below mine. I loved it! How serendipitous that we would be placed right next to each other! We have both been busy this summer and hadn’t seen each other much so meeting up with her that night was all the more fun!
The Mystic Arts Center does an amazing job of transforming the gallery and this year was no exception. It was all done in black, white and turquoise, inspired by the vespa they were auctioning off. SO FUN! I wish I had better pictures to share but I took them all on my iPhone and even though my husband has shown me how to steady the thing I still find myself with camera shakes and really bad pictures. I guess I just need to take more!
I think everyone was anxiously awaiting their number to be called to see if the painting they had spied would be theirs!
I had many favorites at the show including the one above. (I presently don’t know the artist who created it as the names of all the artists were hidden on the back of the paintings so if you happen to know who created it and could let me know so I can give them credit, I would really appreciate it! Just leave me a message in the comments) I just love it! It remedied me Glenda the good witch from the Wizard of Oz saying to Dorothy, “you have always had the power“, meaning you always know what to do. It is just a matter of trusting and believing it. Trusting my intuition is something I strive for but isn’t always easy! It is only when I make time to be still and “listen” that I can do this. I truly believe it is essential to our well being to carve out a little time for this. My favorite places to just “be” and “listen” are long walks at Bluff Point State Park, morning writing, sketching, time in my garden or even just turning the radio off when I drive to the studio. It always sets the right tone to my day and fills me with inspiration. Hope you have a moment to yourself today and that your week starts off with all things positive!
p.s. ONLY 5 more days until TINA ARRIVES!!!! but who’s counting?